Document Type

Course Change

Publication Date

Fall 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2008-2009 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE OF SUBMISSION: September 18, 2008 SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: FILM STUDIES; L. BENAQUIST PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Jiwon Ahn (jahn@keene.edu) PROPOSED ACTION: Number Change CURRENT COURSE NUMBER, TITLE and DESCRIPTION: IHFILM 271 Introduction to Film History PROPOSED COURSE NUMBER and/or TITLE: Abbreviated Course Title, if necessary: IHFILM 261 Intro to Film History PROPOSED COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course examines the history of narrative film’s technical, aesthetic, industrial, and social development within an international context, particularly in relation to wider cultural and political movements. Film screenings and frequent writing assignments are employed to encourage critical skills in terms of cinema aesthetics and cultural criticism. Not open to students who have completed FILM 271. Fall, Spring. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Perspectives Outcomes Articulate the ways that the arts and humanities shape, change, provoke, and represent our world and our perception of the world. Evaluate diverse approaches to the study of history and their relationship to power, privilege and difference. Analyze a creative text within its cultural, aesthetic, historical, and intellectual contexts. Skills Outcomes Students will gain proficiency in: Reading - Demonstrate the ability to summarize and identify key points Writing - Write with purpose - Organize, state and develop ideas clearly - Incorporate research appropriately Critical Thinking - Demonstrate the ability and willingness to approach a particular idea, problem, task, or goal from multiple perspectives. - Synthesize information, arguments, and perspectives in order to create new meaning, insight, and understanding. Creative Thinking - Express personal ideas, points of view, or feelings and bring those to a product. Integrative Outcomes Diversity - Students will be able to recognize how differences shape approaches to identity, knowledge, and power. Global Issues - Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of non-western cultures from the context of those cultures. RATIONALE: Current course number (IHFILM 271) overlaps with the course number for Film major (FILM 271). RESOURCES: None needed. ADVISORY OPINIONS: N/A


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